In The Court of Appeals

Ex Parte: Karen Clark,        Appellant,


The State,

In Re:  In the Interest of Lauren C.F.        Respondent.    

Appeal From Richland County
H. Bruce Williams, Circuit Court Judge
Leslie K. Riddle, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-031
Submitted October 15, 2003 – Filed January 16, 2004


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia;  and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: The family court held Karen Clark in contempt of an order compelling her to ensure her daughter’s school attendance.  It sentenced her to three consecutive weekends at the Richland County Detention Center.  Clark’s counsel attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel stating she had reviewed the record and concluded the appeal lacked merit.  Clark filed a pro se response. We dismiss pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991).  Counsel’s petition to be relieved is granted.


HUFF, STILWELL, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.